Removing Baby-Teeth Cavities

Removing Baby-Teeth Cavities

Some parents question the necessity to have cavities filled in baby-teeth with consideration that the baby-teeth will be falling out soon.

The health of baby teeth can directly affect your child’s health and development of their adult teeth.
Cavities are a form of infection and if the source of the infection is not removed, it may spread. Not only does the infection cause discomfort and weakened teeth, but weakened teeth are prone to fracture which could lead to a traumatic injury to surrounding gums and lip area.
Additionally, if an infection is not addressed, the bacteria may enter the bloodstream, causing potential problems to infants and children affected by other medical illnesses. Lack of attention to infections may increase the risk of mouth sores and throat infections.

When an infection spreads within a tooth, and goes deep beneath the visible structure. Roots may become infected and if the infection spread to underlying areas, your child’s adult teeth may become infected before they are even visible.

Regardless if you anticipate your children’s baby-teeth to fall out soon, getting their cavities and infections taken care of is important. If you have further questions in regards to this topic, please feel free to contact anyone from out team.